Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is seeking a Pharmacist- Facility Program Manager- Pharmacy ADPAC/Informatics that will be located in Houston, TX. . Current permanent VA employees and Federal employees from other federal agency should apply under CBST-11133276-21-LG The Pharmacy Informatics Program Manager (PM)is responsible for developing and managing technology-based solutions which promote safe, effective, and optimal use of medications within the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. The Pharmacy Informatics PM has a diverse understanding of pharmacy operations, clinical practice, formulary and economic oversight, healthcare standards and regulations, and the application of data and information technology to improve the overall medication use process. He/she requires the ability to apply a unique combination of pharmacist and informatics-related knowledge and skills in order to successfully plan, implement and manage existing and future specialized pharmacy service automated data processing (ADP) applications. These include software programs for outpatient prescription dispensing, ward stock distribution, unit dose, IV admixture, narcotic dispensing, CPRS, BCMA, pharmacy procurement activities, automatic dispensing machines, inventory control and office automation/administration. The incumbent is responsible for gathering, compiling, assessing for accuracy, correcting, and reporting data including pharmacy costs, workload data and other patient care data. The incumbent is an important liaison between Pharmacy Service, Clinical Applications Coordinators, and the Office of Information and Technology (OI&T). He/she coordinates with Information Technology staff, and other application coordinators to implement integrated packages, resolve conflicts, provide secondary support on related software modules, and ensure smooth operations in areas where package scope overlaps or is integrated with other services' function. The incumbent performs process improvement, quality assurance and administrative functions as requested that are inclusive of proposals for improvements to or the expansion of clinical and operational pharmacy services. He/She serves on committees as assigned. The incumbent is also responsible for coordinating and providing expert training to pharmacy residents and staff on existing and new software applications. The incumbent works collaboratively with pharmacy managers and other healthcare disciplines to develop and implement local, VISN and National initiatives to improve patient care and cost efficiency. The incumbent is expected to maintain general knowledge of current therapeutic diseases state management practices, VA, DEA and JCAHO regulations as well as to keep abreast of changes within the pharmacy service. Work Schedule: 0730-1600 or 0800-1630 Monday-Friday Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.